Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht

Campaign for College Green

The old Irish Parliament on College Green would be the ideal location for a central Dublin Lending Library, a ceremonial hall for meetings of a Dublin regional assembly and a venue for small plays, concerts and exhibitions. When the LUAS is extended we have the option to create a public space in the centre of our city in College Green - a plaza to host markets, open air concerts and visitors providing a cultural space for Dubliners, Irish people

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Bank of Ireland should gift Grattan’s Parliament to the people of Ireland

At yesterdays Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform I challenged Bank of Ireland chief executive Mr. Richie Boucher on their intransigent position regarding the return of Number 2 College Green (Grattan’s Parliament) to Irish State. The building was the first purpose-built parliament house in Europe. Completed in 1739 it served as Ireland's Parliament until the Act of Union in 1801. When Bank Of Ireland purchased

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Bank of Ireland should give Parliament Building on College Green to the State

I welcome the chance to make a statement on Philanthropy and the Arts. With funding from the State to the arts under extreme pressure, it is important that we put in place structures to encourage people, whether wealthy or not, to support, donate and give money to the arts within reason. Corporate sponsorship has been a great support to the arts and cultural organisations in Ireland

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